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||Karen A. Mingst, Acting Director and Lockwood Chair Professor, joined the Patterson School in the fall of 2002. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science, where she served as Chair from 1993-1999. Dr. Mingst received her BA from Colorado College and her MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin. She has taught at Louisiana State University, University of Maine, and is the recipient of two Fullbright Fellowships to Africa. She has served as President of the International Studes Association-South, and Treasurer and Vice President of the International Studies Association.
||INVITED PAPERS: "U.S. Security Goals: Unilateralism and Multilateralism in Foreign Policy," University of Nebraska Hendricks Conference on U.S. Foreign Policy, April 2005. PAPER: "Security Firms, Private Contractors, and NGOs: New Issues about Humanitarian Standards." "Building Peace Piece by Piece: Lessons from Namibia to Iraq" Taft Memorial Lecture, University of Cincinnati, May 2004. PRESENTED at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Honolulu, 1-5 March 2005. American Studies in Central Asia Conference: "America's Changing Role: American Studies in Central Asia." Workshop and presentation "Teaching American Foreign Policy," Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, April 22-24, 2005. International Studies Quarterly (Editorial Board). International Peacekeeping (Editorial Board).
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||Primary focus is the theoretical foundations of and practice of global governance. Analyzing both international governmental organizations, non-state actors, including non-governmental organizations and private association, I have been expanding the theory of global governance.
||Wrote a major book on the politics and processes of global governance. The book is used in both graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses across the country and around the world. It is influencing the organization and development of thinking about the topic.
||International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance. Co-authored with M.P. Karns. Boulder:Lynne Rienner, 2004. (pp. 562).
Essentials of International Relations. W.W. Norton, 3rd edition. 2004. 2nd ed. 2001; 1st ed. 1999.